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Parents calling bedtime book "magic"

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Bedtime can be frustrating for parents, especially with little ones who refuse to fall asleep.

Parents try glasses of water, a back rub, another stuffed animal on the bed, maybe a pillow fluff, but there is one book that could change the evening routine from a nightmare to a sweet, peaceful dream.

Written by a Swedish psychologist, the book titled The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, is getting rave reviews online, and some parents are even calling it magic.

Many parents have even said it has put their child to sleep by page 4, and there is even a warning in the beginning of the book cautioning that it may cause "an unintended catnap," and to never read it to anyone who is driving.

Rob and Jill Bowtruczyk, of Ellington, were desperate to get their 2-and-a-half-year-old Ellie to go to sleep quickly and easily.

They said they would read four to five books, but finally picked up The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep.

"Some words you have to ready with more of an emphasis on it, and maybe a little bit louder. With a much slower pace and a lighter voice," said Jill Bowtruczyk.

The first time reading the book, Ellie got distracted a few times and even hopped out of bed once it was finished.

"I was like 'oh no,' almost like she's too smart for this, because it tells her to fall asleep, to close her eyes. The second night, we got halfway through and she said 'mommy, I want to fall asleep now'," said Jill Bowtruczyk.

By the third night, she said “her eyes had closed about halfway through the book, and by the end she was asleep.”

Now the couple has their evenings back and is hoping there aren’t any more struggles at bedtime.

To buy a copy of the book, click here.

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